Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Chisholm Day 2018 at Brooklyn College

A Roundtable on "The State of Black Women's Politics" 
WHEN: 11 AM to 12:15 PM
WHERE: in the Gold Room of Brooklyn College Subo


A Conversation with Dr. Sonia Sanchez on Chisholm's Legacy, Life and Freedom
WHEN: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
| WHERE: Woody Tanger Auditorium, Brooklyn College

For more information contact: chisholmproject@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Don't miss it! #shirleychisholm #bcprojectchisholm50 #chisholmeffect

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

Difficult Conversations: Thinking and Talking About Women, Genders, and Sexualities Inside and Outside the Academy

Hofstra University, Hempstead NY, June 1-4, 2017

Integrating Gender, Class, Race, Sexuality into the Social Studies/History curriculum

RSVLT 201 (Hofstra University)

Saturday, June 3, 2017

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Link - https://2017berkshireconference.hofstra.edu

May 12– 13, 2017


We invite you to save the date for an upcoming symposium on African American women’s history in honor of Professor Darlene Clark Hine as she retires from Northwestern University. On May 12– 13, 2017, the Center for African American History along with the Department of African American Studies will convene: “Hinesight: A Symposium on the Work of Darlene Clark Hine.” Over the last thirteen years, Professor Hine has served as Northwestern’s Board of Trustees Professor of African American Studies and History. Over the course of her career, Professor Hine has contributed greatly to the institutionalization of Black Women’s History. She has led the way for revisions within Black historiography and American history more generally. It is no wonder that the Organization of American Historians issued the Darlene Clark HineAward for the best book in African American women’s and gender history in 2010 and that she received the 2013 National Humanities Medal from President Obama on July 28, 2014.

We would like to take this opportunity to honor her many intellectual contributions to scholarship but also her leadership and mentorship. Her inspiration and guidance of countless students and junior colleagues is both legendary and real.

Although foregrounding issues of historical methods and visibility, this symposium will equally embody urgent attention to race, gender, diaspora, and theoretical concerns with scholarly practice to which Professor Hine has devoted her career. The overriding aim of our symposium is looking through “Hinesight”—that is the body of work and her research agenda—to consider her impact upon how we think about Back Women’s History, Comparative Black History, Black Studies, and American History writ large.

This symposium will feature a national array of Professor Hine’s former students and collaborators who have gone on to produce their own scholarly contributions. The panels will feature important research that engages with the generative research questions and heuristics that have emerged from Professor Hine’s scholarship.


Please save the date for what promises to be an amazing event:

Hinesight: A Symposium on the Work of Darlene Clark HIne

12-13, May 2017

Hilton Orrington

Evanston, IL

November 29, 2016

Shirley Chisholm Day 2016 at Brooklyn College with Sherie M. Randolph, PhD

Shirley Chisholm Day 2016 at Brooklyn College with Sherie M. Randolph, PhD

Wednesday November 9, 2016

11/9/16 Tenement Museum - The Women Who Made New York with Zinga Fraser, PhD

NOVEMBER 9, 2016


Hillary Clinton’s historic run for the presidency of the United States offers an excellent opportunity to celebrate the women politicians who helped pave the way. Join Julie Scelfo, author of The Women Who Made New York, as she discusses three political trailblazers: Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman in the US Congress, Bella Abzug, the second Jewish woman elected to Congress, and Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman from a major party to run for vice president. Liz Abzug, Bella’s daughter, Donna Zaccaro, Geraldine’s daughter, and Zinga Fraser, PhD, the Director of the Shirley Chisholm Project will join the conversation.

Zinga Fraser, PhD, Director of the Shirley Chisholm Project

Seating is first-come, first-served. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Books will be for sale with a 15% discount. If you have any questions, contact Laura Lee at llee@tenement.org or (646) 518-3032.

November 9, 2016

6:30-8:00 PM

Tenement Museum
103 Orchard Street, New York NY 10002
Contact Phone: (646) 518-3032
Contact Email: LLee@tenement.org


Source: © 2016 Lower East Side Tenement Museum | 103 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002 | tel 877.975.3786

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Dr. Zinga Fraser At Brooklyn Historical Society: “Women in Politics: Brooklyn & Beyond”

Professional Development

Professional Learning with Brooklyn Historical Society 

Our professional development workshops for teachers at BHS and BLDG 92 provide teachers with a forum in which to engage with new scholarship in history, sustainable design, race and identity and related fields; practice pedagogical approaches in collaboration with colleagues; and learn about museum-based school programs and curricula.


Election Day Professional Learning Workshops

At Brooklyn Historical Society: “Women in Politics: Brooklyn & Beyond”
November 8, 2016, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Register Here, $25
With In Pursuit of Freedom digital curriculum and Dr. Zinga Fraser, director of the Shirley Chisholm Project.

On this historic Election Day, we will explore the role of women in politics in Brooklyn and beyond, and provide resources for bringing this important history into your classroom. We’ll consider political involvement broadly, from Shirley Chisholm’s congressional service and presidential campaign to Mary White Ovington and the NAACP to Maritcha Lyons’ influence in 19th century education for students of color. We’ll also mine BHS’s archives for opportunities to find women’s political contributions in primary sources that will broaden your students’ concept of American history.

The workshop is open to all NYC teachers, with primary source material best suited to grades 4 and up. 

Fee includes breakfast & lunch.

July 18, 2016

84th Convention American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

Introducing Randi Weingarten, AFT President in Minneapolis, MN for the 84th American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Convention and organization's 100th anniversary. 

Friday, March 4, 2016 until Saturday, March 5, 2016

Sarah Lawrence College 18th Annual Women's History Conference

On The Move: Working Women and the Struggle for Social Justice

Friday & Saturday, March 4 & 5, 2016

Free and open to the public
Registration now available
Schedule coming soon

Working women have a long history of fighting injustice on multiple fronts and leading social change. A century ago, women labor activists played vanguard roles in movements for child protection, social welfare, and women's rights in and beyond the workplace. The pattern continues today, as working women take up battles for a living wage, healthcare, immigrant rights, equal pay, racial justice, and workers’ right to organize—issues that grow sharper as the gap between the 1 percent and everyone else continues to expand.

Our conference in honor of Women’s History Month 2016 will analyze and celebrate this tradition and explore the following questions: How can working women’s movements fight off conservative assaults and who are the allies in that fight? What strategies have worked—or not worked—in the past, and what can we learn from them? Can examples set by rising movements among women, youth, LGBTQIA communities, and people of color re-invigorate the mainstream labor movement? How might the labor movement become a better vehicle for the larger movement for social justice, and what is women’s role in this rebirth?


See more at: https://www.sarahlawrence.edu/womens-history/conference.html

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Shirley Chisholm Day 2015

Shirley Chisholm Day  2015
presented by the Shirley Chisholm Project of Brooklyn Women’s Activism, 1945-Present 
in cooperation with the Department of Africana Studies, 

Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Women’s Center. 

Robin D.G. Kelley, the  Distinguished Professor of History, UCLA 

Tuesday November 17, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Penthouse, Student Union Building
Brooklyn College 

Robin D.G. Kelley, PhD

Robin D.G. Kelley is the Distinguished Professor of History & Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in United States History at the University of California, Los Angeles.  Dr. Kelley is one of the most distinguished experts on African American studies and a celebrated professor. His essays have appeared in a wide variety of professional journals as well as general publications, including the Journal of American History, American Historical Review, African Studies Review, New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Crisis and The Nation, to name a few. His books include: Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times, and is best known for his books on African American culture: Race Rebels: Culture Politics and the Black Working Class, Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination and Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class. His career spans several esteemed universities, including serving as a Professor of History and Africana at New York University as well as acting as Chairman of NYU’s History Department. 

Contact - Zinga Fraser, PhD: Director of the Shirley Chisholm Project of Brooklyn Women’s Activism, 1945-Present

(718) 951 - 5476

MARCH 20 -21, 2015

Michigan State University Cross-Generational Dialogues in Black Women’s History

Cross-Generational Dialogues in Black Women’s History


A Comparative Black History Symposium, Michigan State University


Cross-Generational Dialogues in Black Women’s History


A Comparative Black History Symposium, Michigan State University


This gathering will honor a group of pioneering scholars in Black Women’s History. In addition to emphasizing the 


importance of intergenerational mentoring, the presentations will also offer innovative approaches within the field.








Session 1: 9:00AM—10:45 AM 


Black Women in Slavery and Freedom


Session 2: 11:00AM – 12:45PM 


Theorizing Black Women’s History: Politics, Place, and Pedagogy 


Session 3: 2:30PM – 4:00PM


Black Women, Incarceration, Violence, and Resistance




Session 1: 9:00AM—10:45 AM 


Black Women, Diasporic Consciousness, and Internationalism 


Session 2: 11:00AM – 12:45PM


Beyond Talk: Herstory in Action


Session 3: 2:30PM – 4:00PM


Black Women, Education, Migration, and Networking




SPONSORS—MSU Department of History, MSU College of Social Science, MSU GenCen, MSU AAAS, and UT AADS

Thursday February 19, 2015 2:15PM - 3:30PM

Farah Jasmine Griffin, PhD - Black Freedom Dreams: Conversations on Race, Gender and Politics

Women’s and Gender Studies Program

in cooperation with Department of Africana Studies, Shirley Chisholm Project , and the Women’s Center present


Black Freedom Dreams: Conversations on Race, Gender and Politics

Farah Jasmine Griffin, PhD


Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II

Farah Jasmine Griffin is the William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies at Columbia University. She is the author most recently of Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II.


Woody Tanger Auditorium, Library

Contact Information: (718) 951 - 5476







Thursday Novermber 6, 2014, 6PM

Schomburg Center - Conversations in Black Freedom Studies

Join Schomburg Education for the third season of Conversations in Black Freedom Studies, a dynamic adult education series featuring a full lineup of provocative scholars and community members committed to engaging dialogue and purposeful study. Curated by Professors Jeanne Theoharis (Brooklyn College) and Komozi Woodard (Sarah Lawrence College), the series launches its archival and interactive website this fall. Visit blackfreedomstudies.org and follow @SchomburgCBFS for updates and links to programs and supplementary materials. Read in advance for best experience.

Reserve your seat for the live conversations: schomburgcenter.eventbrite.com.






With Barbara Winslow, Brooklyn College; Zinga Fraser, Brooklyn College; and Joshua Guild, Princeton University.


View event flyer




For additional information visit 


Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:15PM - 3:30PM

"A Road Less Traveled: Black Congressional Women’s Freedom Dreams"

Zinga Fraser, PhD lecture at Brooklyn College Woody Tanger Auditorium, Library

Friday May 16 - 17, 2014

"In Search of the Black Fantastic: A Critical Engagement on the Work and Life of Richard Iton" at Northwestern University

Friday, May 16 - 17, 2014


"In Search of the Black Fantastic: A Critical Engagement on the Work and Life of Richard Iton"



Thursday March 27 - 29, 2014

Women's Liberation Movement Conference at Boston University

Despite its immense achievements, the women’s liberation movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s has been minimally documented in print or on film. In recent years, however, celebrations of the movement’s accomplishments have proliferated and new films have revived interest in this revolutionary period. It seems timely therefore to bring together activists, scholars, artists, writers, and filmmakers to reflect on the movement: its accomplishments in so many domains, its unfinished business, and its relevance to contemporary work that is advancing women. The conference will engage with political, intellectual, artistic, literary, legal, and personal elements of the movement, and especially with the ways in which these elements intertwined and often reinforced each other. Films of and about the movement will be screened and a signature play of the period will be performed. Linda Gordon, University Professor of the Humanities and Florence Kelley Professor of History at New York University, will deliver the conference keynote address.


Source: Boston University, Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program 704 Commonwealth Avenue Suite 101 Boston, MA 02215 617 358 2370



Tuesday March 18, 2014

Stacey Muhammad - "Taking Risks and Blazing Trails: the History of Black Women Filmmakers Redefining Representations in Film and Media" at Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College Women’s and Gender Studies Program in cooperation with Department of Africana Studies, Shirley Chisholm Project , and the Women’s Center present Taking Risks and Blazing Trails: the History of Black Women Filmmakers Redefining Representations in Film and Media


Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 11:00—12:15PM Woody Tanger Auditorium, Library 


Stacey Muhammad is an award‐winning filmmaker and music video director who has written, directed and produced a series of award winning short films in both the documentary and narrattive genres all of which focus on documenting and preserving hip hop culture and addressing social issues through film and digital media. Her works include “I Am Sean Bell, Black Boys Speak,” about an unarmed shooting victim killed by police on the eve of his wedding. It won the Speaking Out Award at the HBO/Media That Matters Film Festival. Her documentary, “Out of Their Right Minds: Trauma, Depression and the Black Woman” was released to rave reviews in 2010. Her newest work, the award winning dramatic series, For Colored Boys, REDEMPTION, currently in it's first season, focuses on a father's attempt to rebuild his broken family after being released from prison. It is Executive Produced by Actor / Producer Isaiah Washington (Grey’s Anatomy) and Journalist, Author and Activist Marc Lamont Hill and stars Julito McCullum (The Wire), Rob Morgan (Pariah) and Tim Reid (WKRP In Cincinnatti). Stacey is also co‐founder of the youth media organization, Intelligent Seedz, which teaches youth the art of filmmaking and equips them with the tools to tell their stories. 


Contact Information: (718) 951 - 5476 zfraser@brooklyn.cuny.edu wgstcoordinator@brooklyn.cuny.edu




Friday 1/31/14

USPS Commemorates Shirley Chisholm’s Legacy with Postage Stamp

The United States Postal Service has chosen to honor the life and legacy of Shirley Chisholm with a commemorative postage stamp.  The First-Day-of-Issue Ceremony will be held at Brooklyn Borough Hall on January 31, 2014 at 11 AM.


RSVP by calling (866) 268-3243 by January 23, 2014!


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